Weddings are occasions bursting at the seam with happiness. Family and friends gathered in one place to celebrate YOU and the love shared with your significant other. Planning involves big decisions like venues, color schemes and catering menus. What some brides may miss are those small, sentimental details that really make a wedding day special. Incorporate some of these tiny details to make your day even more magical.” – Caitlin Curbello, Editor In Chief, Brazos Valley Bride Magazine
1. Did your mother or grandmother preserve their wedding gowns? If so, ask them if you can use some of the fabric to wrap around the stems of your bouquet! The vintage lace, buttons and embroidery can be a breath-taking (and sentimental) addition to your wedding day attire.
2. If you have permission to use your mother or grandmothers dress, use a bit of the fabric and create an elegant necklace or garter. For the necklace, choose a very small portion of fabric, and put it inside a clear, double-sided locket.
3. Try to snag some of your parent’s favorite old wedding photos, and ask the photographer to get a photo of you both holding up the pictures while in your dress and tux! This is a great memento and tribute to loving parents. Alternatively, you can recreate your favorite photo from your parents wedding – something to treasure for a lifetime!
4. Everyone has that “first” (sometimes awkward) picture together; try recreating you and your significant other’s very first photo together! You’ll be swept up in all of the nostalgia and reminded of how long you’ve loved one another.
5. Your escort card display doesn’t have to be just numbers and names. Make this detail more special by including photos of all the married couples attending your wedding. Everyone will cherish these keepsakes from memory lane!
Remembering Loved Ones
6. If you’ve lost someone close to you but want them to be a part of your special day, you have many ways to honor their memory. Attach small photo charms to your bouquet and it will feel as if lost loved ones are walking you down the aisle.
7. Another beautiful way to honor those who have passed away is to sew a piece of their clothing into your dress or tux. Cut the fabric into whatever design you want (a heart, star, initial, etc.) and have it sewn into your outfit. This is a gorgeous and totally unique way to include them on your special day.
8. For a more public tribute to passed loved ones, setup a special decorative table covered in photos and memories of them. Guests can stop by and fondly remember those who could not be there on your wedding day.
9. Some of these details may be harder to see by others, but really they are meant just for you, anyway. Have your wedding date embroidered somewhere discretely on your dress, or sew a sweet message inside the grooms tux, tie or pocket square. These little details may not be huge, but they are just as sentimental.
10. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your wedding ceremony commemorated as a PAINTING? Ask a talented friend (or hire someone) to capture your wedding on canvas. It’s classy, one-of-a-kind and a keepsake you can cherish forever!
11. Another creative idea; create an incredible DIY aisle runner that tells (and shows) you and your significant other’s love story. Start with details such as the date you first met and up to the proposal. Include pictures, quotes and dates, so as your walking down the aisle you can relive your entire love story.
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